Moms and Parenting Are Awesome!
Submitted by craftymama
You know what? I'm awesome! And I don't care who hears me say it. My kids ate cold cereal for breakfast
and I haven't showered in two days and guess what? I'm STILL awesome!
And you know what else? You're awesome, too! I don't care if you didn't read a book
to your kids today or if you would secretly rather read Us Weekly
than play Candyland
. You and I are doing our best and, dammit, our best is good enough.
Forget about feeling bad about all those shoulda/woulda/couldas, how about feeling GREAT about all the amazing things you do?
It's time to stop worrying about what everyone else is doing right and what they're thinking about you and start worrying about what you're doing right and what you think of yourself
And from where I'm sitting, there's a lot I'm doing that's pretty freaking awesome!
loving my kids to bits
making a mean box of mac and cheese
cleaning the bathroom even though it makes me gag every time
listening to "Chicken Soup with Rice" 79 times in a row
painting my daughter's toenails
when I haven't painted my own in 3 months
then painting my own nails
, b/c I totally deserve it
going to the dentist (seriously, who wants to do that?)
answering the phone when my MIL
calls and not just handing it over to my husband
pushing my little one really, really high on the swing for 13 straight minutes
helping my sister plan my nephew's 5th grade dance...
Now it's your turn! Make yourself a list of all the ways that you're awesome and then go shout it from the top of that pile of clean laundry
on your bed.
'Cause, you know what?
You are awesome! And so am I! And we all really need to remember that.